Heimo Mikkola received his PhD degree in Applied Zoology and Limnology from the University of Kuopio, Finland. Since 1988, he has been an adjunct Professor of the Eastern Finland University through which he has lately been a part-time visiting professor in the Kazakh National Agrarian University in Almaty lecturing on fisheries and aquaculture to Master’s level students and on Green Biotechnology and Global Food Security to all university teachers. Before and in between his university career, he has worked abroad for well over 30 years in Africa, South America and Central and Southeast Asia mainly with the African Development Bank and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). During these years, he had an excellent free time opportunity to visit and study owls in over 130 countries of the world. Owl studies often took him to the best bat biotopes as well, and he started to collect data on bats eaten by owls. In 2014, he was given the title “Champion of Owls” in Houston, USA, mainly because of his six worldwide distributed and translated owl books.